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The Military Industrial Complex
The Military Industrial Complex

Military Contracts Are the Destiny of Every Major Technology Company

Google said it won’t renew its Project Maven contract, but that doesn’t mean its leaving the war business.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.1.18
Sort of Evil
Sort of Evil

Over 3,000 Google Employees Signed a Letter Demanding Google Leave the 'Business of War'

The letter was addressed to Google CEO Sundar Pichai and requested that the company end its work with the Pentagon on AI technology for drones.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.5.18
space war
space war

Trump Thinks a Militarized ‘Space Force’ Is a ‘Great Idea’

He may be referring to a proposal that died in the Senate last year.
Becky Ferreira
3.14.18
nuclear war
nuclear war

Experts Tell Senate: Don't Limit the President's Nuclear Authority

For the first time in 41 years, a congressional hearing was held on the subject of the President’s authority to launch nuclear weapons.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.15.17
stockpiles
stockpiles

Experts: America Doesn't Need All These Nukes

Nuclear deterrence can be way less pricey, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
David Axe
11.2.17
Internet Insecurity
Internet Insecurity

British Hacker Pleads Guilty to Hacking US Military Satellite Phone And Messaging System

A 25-year-old broke into a DoD satellite communication system and doxed around 800 Department of Defense employees.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.15.17
Rocket Science
Rocket Science

Why You Should Be Skeptical of the US Military's 'Successful' Missile Defense Test

The missile it intercepted was probably moving slower than one fired at the US from North Korea would be.
David Axe
6.2.17
The Bomb
The Bomb

Hawaii Is Preparing a New Nuclear Contingency Plan Because of North Korea

FOIA documents show the Hawaii Department of Defense is about to revamp its emergency plans for a nuclear missile attack.
Sarah Emerson
5.26.17
CSI: Cold Hacks
CSI: Cold Hacks

New Evidence Links a 20-Year-Old Hack on the US Government to a Modern Attack Group

A UK company's vintage web server kept in storage for over 20 years connects the 'Moonlight Maze' attacks of the 90s to the 2000s hacker group Turla.
Kim Zetter
4.4.17
STARTL...WHAT?
STARTL...WHAT?

The Pentagon Still Doesn’t Encrypt Its Emails

And Democratic Senator Ron Wyden wants to know why not.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.31.17
Memes
Memes

Is America Prepared for Meme Warfare?

Memes function like IEDs.
Jacob Siegel
1.31.17
robots
robots

Elite Scientists Have Told the Pentagon That AI Won't Threaten Humanity

JASON advisory group says Elon Musk’s singularity warnings are unfounded, but a focus on AI for the Dept. of Defense is integral.
Ben Sullivan
1.19.17